About Nail Surgery
Nail surgery is a procedure that involves partial nail avulsion or total nail avulsion under a local anaesthetic. The main reason for a patient to undergo this treatment is if they have painful ingrown nails, painful involuted nails or thickened/damaged nails.
We also offer this procedure for fungal nails.
For partial nail avulsions (PNA) the podiatrist will cut a part of the nail and then apply a chemical called phenol which will prevent that section of the nail to regrow. This is a permanent solution with a success rate of 98%.
For total nail avulsion (TNA) the podiatrist will remove the full nail and either cauterise the nail bed to prevent nail growth or without cauterisation for a total regrowth of a nail depending on individual circumstances.
Causes of ingrown nails
What to Expect
The procedure is very quick approximately 1 hour and will result in the nail to look healthy once recovered.
For more information or if you are concerned that you may require nail surgery, please feel free to contact us.